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Skincare 101 – A Guide for Beginners

Your genes are not the only contributor to great skin - your habits and environment, such as what you eat, how you sleep, and what you apply to your skin has a massive impact on your skin health. This is why doctors, dermatologists, and skin specialists have been emphasizing ways to take care of your skin - and investing in skincare products is one effective approach.

However, the problem arises when as a beginner, we find ourselves in an aisle full of skincare products, surrounded by various brands - with no idea what to buy and how to use a particular product. That's when we realize skincare is no easy game - one wrong product and your skin can suffer forever. Even though forming a skincare routine to pamper your skin is essential for everyone, it is important to understand the purpose and usage of each product before you start investing in them. 

Therefore, we decided to share a skincare guide for beginners to help newbies buy some new products and build a new routine to treat their skin.

Skincare Guide for Beginners

As a beginner, you do not need to engage in a vigorous multi-step routine because your skin is not used to products and can react differently if you suddenly start putting various formulas on it. A basic 3 step routine is perfect for baby skin - it involves cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.

Step 1: Cleansing

This step is an essential step of any skincare routine - whether you are a beginner or a skincare pro, you can't start putting any product on your skin before you cleanse it thoroughly. Quite obvious from its name, the purpose of a cleanser is to clean your face and remove any dirt particles, excess oils, or makeup products from your skin. A good formula cleanser goes deep in the skin and removes anything that can clog pores without affecting the skin's natural barrier.

Our skin has a protective layer of natural oils that keeps it healthy and nourished. When choosing a cleanser, it's important to ensure it doesn't include any harsh ingredients that will strip your skin of these natural oils. There are many different types of cleansers, and you can choose them to depend on your skin type. For example, if you have oily and acne-prone, you can go for foaming liquids, but you can go for a cream-based cleanser if you have dry skin.

Step 2: Toning

Previously, toner was an alcohol-based product that would remove excess oil from the skin while cleaning any leftover impurities - but we have come a long way from there. Today, toners are thin liquids that provide our skin with extra nutrients and allow other products to absorb better into the skin. It may not be a mandatory product, but it is indeed very essential to keep your skin healthy and is recommended for beginners.

It works well in hydrating and tightening the skin, but you need to choose the right toner for yourself. A good toner is made using natural ingredients and isn't too harsh, especially for new people to the skincare community. If you have sensitive skin and are afraid to start using a toner, you can begin with rose water - it acts as a subtle toner. Once your skin is comfortable, you can invest in a good toner.

Step 3: Moisturizing

This step goes without saying - everyone has to moisturize their skin. Whether you are willing to build a new skincare routine or just want to keep things minimal, you can go with moisturizing your skin. This is the most vital step to keeping your skin healthy and nourished. It not only hydrates the skin but also locks in all the other products you have used previously.

Moreover, moisturizer is not only for your face, but your body needs it just as much, so you are recommended to use a face moisturizer after your skin routine. It is important to use a body lotion right after a shower. This is a vital skincare step during winters when our body requires moisture. You can easily find some excellent quality body lotions made using natural ingredients that will rejuvenate your skin.

Invest in Skincare Today!

Skincare is essential for everyone - whether you are old or young and have dry or oily skin. You cannot maintain the flawlessness of your baby skin forever. As we age, our skin also gets old and requires nourishment, just like any other body part. So, before it gets too late, it's important to start pampering your skin early and build a healthy skincare routine for yourself.

If you are looking for naturally made skincare products that can give your skin the nutrients it requires - you can visit J'enessence's online store today!

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